Apple Books lets you lose yourself in the best books and audiobooks on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. You’ll find bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors and more – all ready to instantly download and enjoy.
• Selection: Explore millions of books and audiobooks from every category including fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, children's books, comics and more.
• Book Store: Check out Top Charts and find new releases, limited-time offers and recommendations for you, updated every week.
• Audiobooks: Discover great audiobooks read by actors, authors and other memorable voices.
• Free samples: Preview books and audiobooks while you browse, and download free samples – sometimes before they’re available anywhere else.
• Want to Read: Keep track of books and audiobooks you’d like to read next by adding them to your Want to Read collection.
• Audiobooks app for Apple Watch: Listen to your favourite audiobooks on your next hike, run or exercise session, all from your wrist.
• Customise your reading experience: Choose between a selection of fonts and easy-to-read page colours. Use Auto-Night mode to adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable on your eyes. Enable Scrolling View to move continuously through books instead of turning pages.
iCloud Features
• Access any of the books you purchase from Apple Books on all of your devices.
• Share your book and audiobook purchases with up to six family members using Family Sharing.
• Organise your books and PDFs into personal collections that will appear on all of your devices.
• Access bookmarks, highlights, notes and your current page on all of your devices.
Requirements & Store Availability
• The Book Store is available in many countries. The selection of available books varies by country.
• Downloading content from Books or iCloud requires an Apple ID and internet access.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Mick74-1 ,

Missing dialog buttons when renaming

It’s been so long now I forget which iOS it started on, but when renaming PDFs the dialog shown has no labels anywhere including the ok and cancel buttons!!! Do you guys ever use your own software. This is on an iPad running latest iOS 15, been like this since at least iOS 12. Same on my iPhone.

Dhellcat ,

Educational Tool

Looking at the reviews of negativity is sad, as the Books App is an awesome tool for interactive learning. I tutor folks with a variation of disabilities, who are able to use the MarkUp tool to improve their Literacy skills on the Books App. You are able to download .pdf documents which can be uploaded into the Books App, then using Text boxes on the iPad or just simply your finger to write with you can insert information on the document. Do not miss out on the wonderful range of Creativity Books available for Free relating to iPad Apps and also every time there is an Update to iPads and iPhones folks do not even know there are FREE manuals available on the Books App..............Thank you from a very grateful Tutor.....👩🏻‍💻🌻

Xavier Vasco ,


All my books have been marked new, which has made sorting hundreds of my books a nightmare. I am also unable to edit the author and title of texts inside the list view as I could before, and I am insead forced to manually find the document.

Really needs more propriety functions like text isolation from pdfs, and better organisation tools like custom stacks/groups on the shelf itself.

This app should really get some attention. So many opportunities to make this a really powerful program, instead it's feels like Apple is treating this app as an annoying appendage, and I'm not confident enough to invest my time in using it more to see it disappear.

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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